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Tarleton State University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$18,586 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$3,900 tuition
$10,480 on campus room & board
$966 books and supplies
$3,240 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$28,174 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$13,488 tuition
$10,480 on campus room & board
$966 books and supplies
$3,240 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$2,138 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
87% of students receive aid
41% get federal aid ($4,540 avg)
45% get state aid ($4,258 avg)
50% get institn'l aid ($2,138 avg)
65% get loans ($9,016 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 6.90% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 5.24% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $7,735 63%
Federal Grant Aid $4,540 41%
Pell Grants $4,488 41%
Other Federal Grants $335 12%
Institution Grant Aid $2,138 50%
State Grant Aid $4,258 45%
Student Loans $9,016 65%
Federal Loans $7,253 61%
Other Loans $9,868 8%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: April 1
Financial aid deadline: October 15
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Tarleton State University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Tuition Guaranteed Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
1333 W. Washington
Stephenville, TX 76401-0000
(254) 968-9000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $163
Out of State $562


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 2
  • Marie from Vidor, TX
  • I am a past student here

    CHEAP tuition but Tarleton definitely makes up for it with their expensive room and board. And they make you get into a two year contract so you have no choice but to pay for dorms.

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  • 5
  • Lance - Weatherford, TX
  • I am a current student here

    Tarleton State University is one of the cheapest schools in Texas. Tuition with room and board and a meal plan is like 19-21K a year which is fantasticccc. But everything here at TSU doesn’t seem to be cheap. We have very nice dorms which are very comfy to live in. We own state of the art facilities including our Rec Center, our nursing buildings as well as our science building and some of our nicer dorms. TSU’s dining hall is always a choice to go eat. With full salad and pizza bar, and with many different types(healthy, American, Italian, sandwich bar, etc) of foods to eat it’s a pretty good deal considering the standard 15 meal swipes a week is plenty for a full time student(I think it’s around 1,700 a semester for this meal plan). Because of all these great features it’s a really awesome thing to have at such an affordable price, anyone who thinks about coming to Tarleton should, it’s like a second home... but better :)

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  • 5
  • TSU Senior
  • I am a current student here

    It's a small school that's rapidly growing each year. It's not for everyone. I originally didn't feel like I fit in but the price tag is what kept me here. If you're open minded and accept the community/student body they will accept you too. I think the price tag is super reasonable and honestly it's totally worth it.

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  • 4
  • Jennifer from Hewitt, TX
  • I am a past student here

    Tarleton is a great value! I am so thankful I chose Tarleton for my first degree. With financial aid help, I am debt free!

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